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Drake's Fish & Chip Restaurant

64 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3SW, England
+44 1803 323302
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“chip shop” (13 reviews)
“curry sauce” (8 reviews)
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All hours
Seafood, Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
64 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3SW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My mum and I popped in to Drakes to pick up fish and chips to take with us to watch the sunset. We parked and opened up our fish and chips. The chips looked very anaemic and when I tried one, it was awful, mums...More

Thank 458tammy
Reviewed 1 week ago

think it might have changed hans in the last 2 years it was dry and tasteless not what we had two years ago

Thank Graham L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly waitress, adequate portions of well cooked fish and chips and much cheaper than Hanburys. Highly recommended.

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place gets better and better. Great taste and great prices. We had regular cod with a light batter. It was delicious- also agree with previous comments about lovely curry sauce with no bits in. They say it's a Chinese curry and it's yummy. We...More

Thank suebpaignton
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely chips not greasy at all lovely fluffy and great portions!!! The sausages are just to die for really thick and cooked perfectly every time! The curry sauce just compliments the meal for me the sauce is everything and in any meal is make or...More

Thank Megan m
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We started using Drakes a little under two years ago through word of mouth. It's always busy which can only mean good things. The fish and chips come in lovely boxes and are absolutely delicious. The curry sauce is like no other chip shop curry...More

Thank CMR1788
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We found the fish did not quite meet our expectations as we founds lots of bones and the chips were soft rather than crispy, however overall compered with their rivals only 20 meters away it was a cheap lunch.

Thank Chappellsford
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

My partner went with our youngest, to get one fish and chips and two battered sausages with chips and two curry sauces. The sausages were fine and the fish was fine, but sadly hoping it was a one off last time, the chips were not...More

Thank gems71
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Was going to call into next door but it was closed, glad it was because it meant we had our fish and chips from here, freshly cooked and a reasonable size piece of cod. Took down to the car park overlooking the water and thoroughly...More

Thank Daviesic
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Haven't been for a while but not disappointed. Freshly cooked while I waited and delicious. I had medium fish and chips

Thank suebpaignton
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Paul J
Still as bad then ? Awful chippy we had those chips all greasy and just blanched disgusting !!! Never go back there
16 March 2015|
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Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
I can only speak as I find. I have always been more than satisfied when visiting this fish and chip shop
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:05 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1 3SW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 323302
  • E-mail
REGIONAL FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL FISH & CHIP AWARDS - that means that we're in the top 3 fish and chip shops covering Cornwall, Devon & Dorset.... Wow!!! Also voted Local's Best Fish & Chips!!! All food is cooked to order and served both hot and fresh. Offering fish, burgers, pies etc to eat in or take away. Inexpensive food, yet still delicious, so you can keep coming without worrying about the cost! Conveniently located behind Babbacombe Downs with car park close by. Been established for over 30 years. GLUTEN FREE BATTER OPTION AVAILABLE 5PM TO 9PM ON MON & TUE (SORRY NOT BANK HOLIDAYS).